Jefferson Community Center Celebrates the Completion of Long-Time Project

Phase one of the Jefferson Community Center is complete and now locals are celebrating the accomplishment.

What was then an abandoned school made up of chain-link fences, solid asphalt, and no trespassing signs, is now West Side’s new Community Center. In 2011 neighbors came together to change what they described as, “an eyesore in the neighborhood.” Most of the funding was provided by the California State Parks and Recreation, but volunteers and local groups allowed the community’s dream to become a reality.

Eureka’s once troubled West Side neighborhood has now transformed into a place of safety. The West Side Improvement Association says crime rates in the area are at an all-time low.

This enhancement to the community offers a community event center, a performance venue, a family resource center, a surplus of classes, after school programs, and so much more.

You can join your neighbors as they gather for Friday’s event, which will include music, food, and special guests from 3 pm to 6 pm at B Street in Eureka.